Pita bread is a hollow flatbread that is a staple in the Middle East as well as Mediterranean regions. It can be cut in half and filled with just about anything.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

       
  • 1 whole-wheat pita, cut in half
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  • 2 or more leaves of romaine lettuce
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  • 6 fresh basil leaves
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  • 1 thinly sliced tomato
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  • 2 thin slices of red onion
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  • 2 ounces reduced-fat smoked provolone cheese
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  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
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  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Toast the pita bread halves in the toaster and open the pockets. Divide the lettuce, basil, tomato, onion and cheese, and layer between the 2 halves. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and freshly ground pepper. Serve.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: Half a filled pita
  • Total carbohydrate: 23 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Sodium: 311 mg
  • Saturated fat: 4 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Total fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Calories: 199
  • Dairy foods low-fat or fat-free: 1
  • Grains and grain products: 1
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Protein and dairy: 1
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Meat and meat substitutes: 1
  • Nonstarchy vegetables: 1
  • Starches: 1
Last Updated: 2015-07-10
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